Dec 29, 2012 11:30am PST
college of medicine in houston, dr. lupski has devoted much of his medical career to researching and treating children with rare diseases. >> the patients that i mainly see in the clinic are children and families in which a genetic disease will be evident for children often we will also be referred when there is either some kind of a development delay, when the child is not developing like one would expect. this could include speech delay, motor delay, other forms of delay. >> for parents, the first hurdle is diagnosis. which is difficult, because rare diseases are harder to diagnose. the second hurdle is treatment. few exist because drug companies devote scarce research resources to producing drugs for more common diseases. that so they can sell the drugs to a larger market and make back the large costs of research and development. the same is true of government research grants, but for different reasons. the government wants most urgently to find cures for diseases affecting the largest numbers of citizens. dr. lupski knows all too well about the syndrome as he and several of h
Dec 24, 2012 5:00pm PST
, which is quite rare for this time of year. 19 degrees. houston looking at 24 degrees. just above that oklahoma city you're looking at minus 2 for your high. let me first show you a video from the ukraine. a cold snap has claimed the lives of 83 people and hundreds of others have suffering from frostbite. temperatures have been freezing over the last nine days. those suffering from extreme cold be get some relief. temperatures are expected to get back to normal. in moscow things are going to still be cold. we'll take a look at those temperatures later. this system is going to be very action one moving across denmark. the ongoing heavy rain could continue. temperature wise london at 9 degrees. we can get moscow minus 9. frigid, biting cold. now your extended forecast. >>> one more story before owe leave you. defense officials in the u.s. and canada are keeping a close watch over the skies today. they have begun their good will mission of tracking santa claus. technicians with the north american air space defense command are following santa's gift giving travels around the world. th
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
of year to the south. 24n houston. 21 in oklahoma city. getting back to normal across the eastern seaboard. finally, let's go over to the european continent. lots of things are going on. frigid air is blanketing the north, producing snow showers for parts of the british isles, southern scandinavian peninsula. rain is intensifying over the iberian peninsula. storms affecting the central and east mediterranean because we have frigid air to the north colliding with warmer air from africa. severe weather will continue into your friday. temperatures are very chilly. only zero degrees in berlin. minus 1 in moscow. minus 2 in warsaw. 4 in paris. you may see snow showers on friday. here's the extended forecast. >>> that's all for this edition of "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. do stay with us.
Dec 25, 2012 5:00pm PST
're looking at los angeles 14 degrees, houston down to 8 from 25 yesterday. please do bundle up. oklahoma city at minus 4 degrees. just -- that's well below your average. let's now head toward the european continent. and talk about the very windy conditions in northeastern germany. we have been seeing wet and unstable conditions there. the temperatures are very cold, too. berlin at 9 degrees. but take a look at what people in berlin did yesterday, on tuesday. members of berlin's swimming club, the berlin fields, took a traditional christmas swim in a frozen lake on tuesday. they're also known as ice swimmers because temperatures are below freezing. the club was founded in 1979 and has 16 members. after the swim everyone said it's just great. and on that note i'll leave you know for your three-day outlook. ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> and that concludes this edition of "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. do stay with us.
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
and mississippi. much of this would be scattered and heavy rain on the coastal regions. houston back to 19, so back to the norm alter temperatures. and in europe, a messy picture. lots of numerous gust reports. 79 to 82 across much of the central regions. we still have these several low pressure systems creating precipitation, especially heavy in the coastal areas, with some thunderstorms the on top. but this system will be further intensifying as it moves towards the british isles, bringing gusts of 140 miles per hour, enough to damage houses and uproot trees. precipitation is likely to continue throughout your weekend. temperatures, not too bad. london and paris, both at 11 degrees and moscow at freezing. stockholm, just minus 4 for your high. here is your extended forecast. >>> our lead story this our. chinese commanders are doing more to make their presence known in the south china sea. for the first time.patrol vess the maritime safety administration launched the ship that weighs more than 1,500 tons and runs more than 90 meters long. it has a heli pad and can sail 7,000 kilometers withou
Dec 24, 2012 5:30pm PST
firefighters in rochester, new york and a policeman and bystander in houston, texas. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight, we have the latest on the killings, coming ten days after the massacre at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. >> brown: then, we turn to egypt, and accusations of voting fraud in the referendum for a new constitution. we talk with opposition leader mohamed el-baradei. consider a sad day in my view for it is going to institutionalize -- >> ifill: the legal showdown between california health center that discusses marijuana and >> ifill: we have the story of a legal showdown between a california health center that dispenses marijuana and federal authorities. >> just people feel safe coming here. like going to your neighborhood cvs or anywhere else. >> brown: open season in congress look >> brown: seven weeks after election day, there are open seats conress. we look at contests in three senate races. >> ifill: fred de sam lazaro profiles a priest who became a doctor to help haiti's poor and orphaned childr
Dec 26, 2012 5:30pm PST
follow up on last >> ifill: george bush has been in a houston hospital since seasoned, he's been treated for a bronchitis like cough since november. online we follow up on last night's story about mammograms and ask for your views. kwame holman tells you how to tell us. >> holman: weigh in on the debate over how often women should get breast cancer screenings. there's a poll on our health page. there you also can review a range of professional opinions and find tuesday's report on mammograms. plus, travel back in time one hundred years to 1913. compare images of washington, d.c., then and today. all that and more is on our web site newshour.pbs.org. margaret? >> warner: and that's the "newshour" for tonight. on thursday, we'll have the latest on moves to resolve the fiscal crisis as the end of the year deadline approaches. i'm margaret warner. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. we'll see you online and again here tomorrow evening. thank you and good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ ving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >>
Dec 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
with doctors and nurses. mr. bush is 88 years old. he's been hospitalized in houston with complications from bronchitis. this week, he was placed in intensive care, but in an e-mail yesterday, his chief of staff said the former president wants people to put the harps backin the closet. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to margaret. >> warner: the victim of a horrific gang rape in india died tonight at a hospital in singapore. the attack enraged much of the country, and the reaction caught the government off-guard. ray suarez has more. >> suarez: the fury across india has been building for nearly two weeks, since a 23-year-old medical student was gang-raped and then thrown from this bus in new delhi. sexual assaults are rife in india, especially in new delhi, where, on average, there's a rape reported every 18 hours. but this time, the extreme brutality of the crime ignited outrage that turned violent with street battles between protesters and police. the protests have continued this week, amid growing accusations that police and other officials are dismissive of sex crimes